Dua after Zuhr

/It was said in Falaahis Sa’il that the most important supplication after (Zuhr)noon prayer is to imitate Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) in his supplication for Imam Al-Mahdi (peace be upon him) which the Prophet has given his glad tidings to his nation in the authentic narrations, Prophet has promised his nation that Imam Al-Mahdi will appear prior to the last hour as Muhammad bn Rahban Dabili has reported: he should recite it 100 times.

On the authority of Ibad bn Muhammad Mada’in, he said: I arrived near Abu Abdullah in Medina when he finished his noon prayer and I met him raising his hands to the Heaven offering the following supplication: (as below)

I said to Imam: May my soul be sacrificed for you, isn’t you have prayed for yourself? He said: I have prayed to the light of the progeny of Muhammad (peace be on them) who shall retaliate against their enemies with the command of Almighty Allah. I said: when will he be coming out? When the owner of creations and command wishes, Imam replied.

I said: what are the signs before then? He said: the signs are many and different. I said: like what? Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) said: A banner shall come out from the east and west, sedition will persist and a man shall come out from Yemen among the descendant of my uncle Zaid, and there shall be plundering of the house properties then Allah will act according to his

– Mikyaalil Makarim 2: 11

يَا سَامِعَ كُلِّ صَوْتٍ، يَا جَامِعَ (كُلِّ فَوْتٍ)، يَا بَارِئَ كُلِّ نَفْسٍ بَعْدَ الْمَوْتِ، يَا بَاعِثُ، يَا وَارِثُ، يَا سَيِّدَ السَّادَةِ، يَا اِلٰهَ الْاٰلِهَةِ، يَا جَبَّارَ الْجَبَابِرَةِ، يَا مَلِكَ الدُّنْيَا وَالْاٰخِرَةِ، يَا رَبَّ الْاَرْبَابِ۔ يَا مَلِكَ الْمُلُوْكِ، يَا بَطَّاشُ، يَا ذَا الْبَطْشِ الشَّدِيْدِ، يَا فَعَّالًا لِمَا يُرِيْدُ، يَا مُحْصِيَ عَدَدِ الْاَنْفَاسِ وَنَقْلِ الْاَقْدَامِ، يَا مَنِ السِّرُّ عِنْدَهُ عَلَانِيَةٌ، يَا مُبْدِئُ، يَا مُعِيْدُ۔
اَسْاَلُكَ بِحَقِّكَ عَلٰى خِيَرَتِكَ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ، وَبِحَقِّهِمُ الَّذِيْ اَوْجَبْتَ لَهُمْ عَلٰى نَفْسِكَ، اَنْ تُصَلِّيَ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ وَاَهْلِ بَيْتِهِ (عَلَيْهِ وَعَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَامُ)، وَاَنْ تَمُنَّ عَلَيَّ السَّاعَةَ السَّاعَةَ بِفِكَاكِ رَقَبَتِيْ مِنَ النَّارِ، وَاَنْجِزْ لِوَلِيِّكَ وَابْنِ نَبِيِّكَ الدَّاعِيْ اِلَيْكَ بِاِذْنِكَ، وَاَمِيْنِكَ فِيْ خَلْقِكَ، وَعَيْنِكَ فِيْ عِبَادِكَ، وَحُجَّتِكَ عَلٰى خَلْقِكَ، عَلَيْهِ صَلَوَاتُكَ وَبَرَكَاتُكَ وَعْدَهُ۔

O He who hears every sound, O He who gathers (every distance), O He who brings life after death, O He who resurrects, O He who inherits (the earth), O Chief of chiefs, O Lord of lords, O Titan of titans, O Lord of this world and the hereafter, O Ruler of rulers, O King of kings, O Punisher, O He whose punishment is severe, O He who acts as He pleases, O He who knows the number of breaths and steps taken, O He for whom the secret is manifest, O Originator, O Restorer.

I ask you by your right over the chosen ones from your creation, and by their right over you which you have made obligatory upon yourself, to send your blessings upon Muhammad and his household (peace be upon him and them), and to bestow your favour upon me by releasing my neck from the fire, and fulfil that which you promised your vicegerent and son of your Prophet, who calls the people towards you by your permission, your custodian amongst your creations, your eye amongst your servants, your proof upon your creations, peace and blessings upon him.


Translated by Sheikh Ali al Salemi